• Oh Min Artist

    Oh Min earned a BM in piano performance at Seoul National University and a BFA in industrial design and visual design at the same school. Oh also received a MFA in graphic design from Yale University. The artist served as an artist-in-residency for the New York Artists Alliance; Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (with support of Samsung Foundation) and received the sixth Doosan Artist Award. Oh has held solo exhibitions such as 1 2 3 4 at Doosan Gallery in 2016, Trio at D Project Space, Daelim Museum in 2015, The Suite at De Nederlandsche Bank Art Gallery in Amsterdam in 2012 and has participated in exhibitions held at MMCA, Seoul Art Space Mullae, and Kukje Gallery.

  • Okin Collective (Artists’ group) Artist

    Okin Collective is an artists' group, which consists of Joungmin Yi, Hwayong Kim, Shiu Jin, named after Okin Apartment complex in Jongnogu, Seoul, where in which the first group project was held. And Sindae Kang is working together as a guest artist in 2017.

    The inaugural project, ‘Okin Apartments Project’ was stemmed from a visit to one of the artist member who lived in the complex where was to be demolished in July, 2009. The decision of redevelopment was abrupt so the tenants did not have enough time to prepare their move out. The project composed of researches the stories on the site including: the tenants’ unfortunate situation during the eviction process for the redevelopment project, traces left by the former residents, symbolic values of the modernist buildings, and historicity of the surroundings.

    According to the artists of Okin Collective, art’s role in society is to offer new perspectives on reality. They create hybrid situations through complex matrix of appropriation, pastiche, discovery of sites, borrowed linguistic fragments and different methods of practice. The improvisational quality of their practice offers an alternative way of working defined by cooperation and respect for difference, and the flexibility required for collaborative production is directly demonstrated in the structure of their works.

    The group has organized various projects, performances and exhibitions since its inception, including its solo show entitled Okin OPEN SITE at Okin apartments, Seoul(2010). It has participated in "Life, No Peace, Only Adventure" at Busan National Museum of Art(2011), "Open Hangar"(Spain, 2012), "Truth is Concrete"(Austria, 2012), "Acts of Vocing" at Total Museum(2013), “Festival Bo:m 2014”, "10th Gwangju Biennale(2014)”, “ARTEFACT FESTIVAL 15,”(STUK, Belgium, 2015), “Rien ne va plus? Faites vos jeux!,”(de Appel art centre, 2016) and more. They have been running Okin Collective Internet radio station [STUDIO+82](http://okin.cc) since September 2010.

  • Osang Gwon Artist

    Gwon was born in Seoul in 1974 and currently works in Seoul. He earned an undergraduate degree from Hongik University’s Department of Sculpture in 2000 and a master’s degree from the same school in 2004. In 1998, he created three-dimensional sculptures using photographs for the first time, and made his artistic debut with an exhibition at Alternative Space Loop in 1999. He held his first solo exhibition at Insa Art Space (run then by the Arts Council Korea) and an exhibition titled Deodorant Type, which became the name of the photography sculpture series as a whole. In 2003, he released a simple sculpture series called The Flat in which he cut advertising pictures out of magazines and stood them up using wire. Since 2002, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions at museums around the world. In 2006, Gwon released a supercar series and motorbike torso series which are part of an academic still-life sculpture entitled The Sculpture series. The three series influence one another and have been released independently and in combination with one another. Gwon has held solo exhibitions at Arario Gallery in Cheonan, Seoul, New York, and Beijing as well as one at Manchester Art Gallery in 2008. 

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